Special-Purpose Hardware for Attacking Cryptographic Systems
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UPDATE: The workshop record is now online.
SHARCS 2012 is the fifth workshop (and the first in the United States) dedicated to the challenging subject of special-purpose cryptanalytical devices. See the call for papers for more information regarding the workshop scope, and for more information about the SHARCS workshop series.

SHARCS 2012 will take place 17–18 March 2012 in Washington, DC, USA, immediately before FSE 2012 and the Third SHA-3 Candidate Conference.

The call for exhibitors is now online.

Important dates

  • Submission deadline: 23 January 2012
  • Notification to authors: 17 February 2012
  • Workshop: 17–18 March 2012

General chair

  • Jens-Peter Kaps, George Mason University, USA

Program chairs

  • Daniel J. Bernstein, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
  • Kris Gaj, George Mason University, USA

Program-committee members

  • Daniel J. Bernstein, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA (co-chair)
  • Duncan A. Buell, University of South Carolina, USA
  • Kris Gaj, George Mason University, USA (co-chair)
  • Tim Güneysu, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Tetsuya Izu, Fujitsu Laboratories, Japan
  • Tanja Lange, Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • Christof Paar, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
  • Christian Rechberger, Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, Denmark
  • Rainer Steinwandt, Florida Atlantic University, USA
  • Eran Tromer, Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Ingrid Verbauwhede, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
  • Michael Wiener, Irdeto, Canada
  • Bo-Yin Yang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan


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